Commencement 2014


Schedule of Events for 2014 Commencement Exercises


Monday, April 21

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cap and Gown Sales begin in the Bookstore. Students can begin purchasing caps and gowns on this date.

Franciscan University Bookstore, J.C. Williams Center

Thursday, May 8

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rehearsal for Graduate Commencement
Graduating Graduate students report to J.C. Williams Gallery at 6:00 p.m. for formation of procession. Rehearsal and pronunciation of names will continue in Finnegan Fieldhouse.   

J.C.Williams Center and Finnegan Fieldhouse

Friday, May 9

  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Rehearsal for Undergraduate Commencement. Graduating students report to J.C. Williams Center at 9:30 a.m.. Formation of procession and pronunciation of names. Distribution of honor cords. Distribution of Commencement tickets.

J.C. Williams Center and Finnegan Fieldhouse

Friday, May 9

6:00 p.m.
OPEN ADMISSION

Baccalaureate Mass
Graduating students report to and garb in J.C. Williams Center at 5:15 p.m.. Gentlemen will process in and out with caps, but will remove them for the duration of the Mass. Honor cords are not worn at Mass.

J.C Williams Center and Finnegan Fieldhouse

Friday, May 9 

8:00 p.m.

Graduation Reception
Graduating students, their families,  faculty, staff and honored guests are invited. The University President will be available for photos with graduates.

J.C. Williams Center

Saturday, May 10

9:00 a.m.

Graduate Commencement
(Doors open to guests at 8:15 a.m.)
Graduates and Marshals garb and report to J.C. Williams Gallery 8:30 a.m. for procession

J.C Williams Center and Finnegan Fieldhouse

Saturday, May 10

 

 Distribution of Diplomas
Graduate students proceed to John Paul II Library to receive diplomas immediately following Commencement. Diplomas not claimed immediately following the ceremony will be mailed.

John Paul II Library

Saturday, May 10

11:30 a.m.
TICKETS REQUIRED

Undergraduate Commencement
(Doors open at Finnegan for guests at 10:45 a.m.)
Degree candidates garb in the J.C. Williams Center at 10:45 a.m.
Procession forms at 11:15 a.m. 

J.C Williams Center and Finnegan Fieldhouse

Saturday, May 10

Distribution of Diplomas
Undergraduates receive diplomas immediately following Commencement. Diplomas not claimed immediately following the ceremony will be mailed.

J.C. Williams Center

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